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    Re: woke up in a cold sweat!

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    Nice trick, Edward! I am even more talented than you are: I can type 'regards Edward' entirely using only my left index finger! How is that for skill, eh?

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    Ouch, that's what we used to call a "gotcha!"

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    Re: woke up in a cold sweat!

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    Helping individuals learn English has always been a great source of pride for me! When I accepted my first teaching job over 46 years ago it was definitely not for the money I was going to receive. It was an opportunity to enrich the lives of the students in my classes. Over the past 46 years little has changed; I still thoroughly enjoy assisting students who seek to enrich their lives.

    I should be thanking you for providing me with opportunities to continue to do what I enjoy the most! Your questions challenge me to stop and think about some of the vocabulary, sentence structures, and idioms that we native speakers take for granted! I, too, learn something new every day!

    Over the past few weeks, ever since I became a member of this forum, I have monitored your progress! Keep up the good work! I see continued growth and a strong desire to present 'common usage' examples to your students!

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    Thanks, Amigos4, for your kindness and help.
    You're really a nice gentleman, and I hope I can be more like you.
    And I'll tell my colleagues and my students about your kindness and story.

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    edward

    btw, "regards edward" is my favorite sign-off, because it's typed entirely with the left hand!
    Thanks, Edward.
    What do you imply by the bolded part?


    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Nice trick, Edward! I am even more talented than you are: I can type 'regards Edward' entirely using only my left index finger! How is that for skill, eh?

    Cheers,
    Amigos4
    Thanks, Amigos4.
    Is the bolded part meant to be a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by baqarah131 View Post
    Ouch, that's what we used to call a "gotcha!"

    edward
    Thanks, what did you use "got you" in that context? What does it mean?
    Last edited by angliholic; 27-Dec-2007 at 06:40.

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    Re: woke up in a cold sweat!

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    regards
    edward

    btw, "regards edward" is my favorite sign-off, because it's typed entirely with the left hand!
    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Nice trick, Edward! I am even more talented than you are: I can type 'regards Edward' entirely using only my left index finger! How is that for skill, eh?

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    So, both of you are plunkers who flunked Typing 10, eh?


    Welcome to the club!

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    Re: woke up in a cold sweat!

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    So, both of you are plunkers who flunked Typing 10, eh?


    Welcome to the club!
    Hi, riverkid.
    What do you mean by "plunkers" in your post? I couldn't find it anywhere in my dictionary.
    Furthermore, what does "Typing 10" refer to?

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    Re: woke up in a cold sweat!

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Hi, riverkid.
    What do you mean by "plunkers" in your post? I couldn't find it anywhere in my dictionary.
    Furthermore, what does "Typing 10" refer to?
    A plunker is a one finger typist, A.

    Typing 10 = Typing 101 = Basic Typing Course

    Try typing "Regards Edward" with just your left index finger and you'll soon see what a plunker is.

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    Re: woke up in a cold sweat!

    Thanks, riverkid.
    Got it.

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    Re: woke up in a cold sweat!

    Angliholic, we Anglos are just playing with our language, because we love it. I often use expressions intentionally on this forum, hoping that people like you will either look them up or ask about them, that you'll share the fun of using English humorously, joyfully.
    Gotcha is, of course, "got you."
    Using when you say "Gotcha!" to a person you mean "I've defeated you, I win."
    It can also mean, "I understand what you're saying. I know what to do now."
    Using "gotcha" is a noun has never been very common, but it does exist--but, as far as I know, only in the expression "That was a gotcha." It means "I give up, you beat me."
    That was my reply when I bragged I could type with one hand and another Anglo beat me by saying he could type with one finger.
    It's all extremely colloquial, and almost always said with a smile.

    Got it?
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    Re: woke up in a cold sweat!

    Thanks, Edward.

    Gotcha!

    By the way, you are so kind and considerate. Are you also a retired teacher of English by any chance?

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    Re: woke up in a cold sweat!

    Yup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Edward.

    Gotcha!

    By the way, you are so kind and considerate. Are you also a retired teacher of English by any chance?

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    Smile Re: woke up in a cold sweat!

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    It's my lucky day to have so many ET as my mentors.
    By the way, I'm curious about the materials you teach in your class. I mean on what areas you focus your teaching on--reading, writing, words, or grammar.

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